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Old July 10th, 2017, 02:39 PM   #1
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Most Republicans say colleges have negative impact

If the Republicans stay in power China will win without firing a shot. It will take quite a few years but they are a patient bunch.

STEM, what stem?

New Pew Poll.

Republicans and Republican leaning indies - 58% say colleges and universities hurt the country. Only 36 percent of Republicans think they have a positive effect.

Democrats - 72 % say colleges and universities have a positive effect on the country.

There are other interesting things in this poll.

Poll: Most Republicans say colleges have negative impact on US | TheHill

The poll - Sharp Partisan Divisions in Views of National Institutions | Pew Research Center
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Old July 10th, 2017, 02:55 PM   #3
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Condoleeza Rice: National security is broader than what you can do with your military forces, obviously.
But, even there, when it comes to the very tangible assets that the United States needs to defend itself, the education of people who can be soldiers, too many people can’t qualify for military service. Simply can’t qualify, when it comes to the foreign service or to intelligence agencies or to the ability to have people who can think about the problems of cyber-warfare and cyber-security and critical infrastructure protection.

Then, of course, there’s the matter of the competitiveness of our economy, people who can fill the jobs and be the innovators of the future, so that the United States maintains its economic edge, and then finally the matter of our social cohesion. The United States, we’ve always been held together by the belief that it doesn’t matter where you came from. It matters where you’re going.

And that is — absolutely, without education, we cannot maintain that cohesion.

It can’t be the case that we are so undereducating our children that large numbers of them cannot, maybe 75 percent, not capable of serving in our military. What are we doing? And what are you going to do about it?

I would like to hear the common core endorsed and the governors continuing to work on it. But whatever the specifics, I want to know that those who would lead us know that this may indeed be our greatest national security challenge.


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The education establishment is unfit to educate Americans. The proof is in the pudding.
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If the Republicans stay in power China will win without firing a shot. It will take quite a few years but they are a patient bunch.

STEM, what stem?

New Pew Poll.

Republicans and Republican leaning indies - 58% say colleges and universities hurt the country. Only 36 percent of Republicans think they have a positive effect.

Democrats - 72 % say colleges and universities have a positive effect on the country.

There are other interesting things in this poll.

Poll: Most Republicans say colleges have negative impact on US | TheHill

The poll - Sharp Partisan Divisions in Views of National Institutions | Pew Research Center
Well yeah, but most Republicans are also morons, so can you expect?
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A lot of Republicans are obvious morons.
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A lot of Republicans are obvious morons.
The general population fits that discription. It is not limited to political ideology.
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The fact that they're so proud of their lack of education and knowledge makes is easy to believe they're anti-college.

We're the first generation of Americans who are staunch believers in ignorance.
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The education establishment is unfit to educate Americans. The proof is in the pudding.
That's called "circular logic", which you could comprehend why it's inherently flawed if you had a good education in the first place...



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The fact that they're so proud of their lack of education and knowledge makes is easy to believe they're anti-college.

We're the first generation of Americans who are staunch believers in ignorance.
There was a pre-election poll I found fascinating.
It pointed out that historically, Republicans held a majority with the white, male, college-educated voter block. They held that voting group in their pocket for a long time...

... until Trump's election cycle. And then it went to Hillary.

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The fact that they're so proud of their lack of education and knowledge makes is easy to believe they're anti-college.

We're the first generation of Americans who are staunch believers in ignorance.
Non sense, people are tired of sending their children off to College to learn and get nothing but socialist indoctrination, trust me it happened to my brother.
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